These resources constitute an entire lesson of WWII context, with a focus on evacuation. They were originally designed to introduce a unit of work based on the book Goodnight Mister Tom.
The first activity sheet is a brief script for the teacher to read out at points during the presentation.
The second activity sheet should be cut up and stuck to numbered cards, for pupils to read out at points during the presentation. This keeps their focus as they have to watch out for their cue.
The presentation is full of emotive pictures, examples of propaganda from the time, sound effects, and chances for pupils to ask questions and for the teacher to elaborate. There is also scope for pupils to use their desks as air raid shelters when the alarm is sounded.
The presentation ends with pupils being welcomed back to modern day and completing a worksheet which checks their understanding of the terminology discussed during the lesson, and asks them to reflect on how they felt at points throughout the presentation.
Possible extension tasks could include: writing a diary entry from the perspective of an evacuee, writing a newspaper report about an air raid, creating a poster encouraging parents to evacuate their children.